Stats Leaders: 2022 NAB League Girls – Round 9
THE NAB League Girls has a new leader in disposals, marks and tackles after the latest weekend of action, all of which are Murray Bushrangers star Zarlie Goldsworthy. There were plenty more players who also rose to the occasion in Round 9, find out who as we take a look at all of this week’s stats leaders.
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With plenty of quality Victorian players out with representative commitments this week, Goldsworthy put in another dominant shift as Murray edged past Gippsland. The top-ager had a round-high 25 kicks among her 27 touches, with her well-rounded performance now seeing her lead the league for overall disposals, kicks, marks, tackles and inside 50s.
She only just trailed the top ball winners for Round 9 – Greater Western Victoria (GWV) skipper Lilli Condon and Eastern Ranges over-ager Isabelle Khoury – as both players notched 31 disposals. While Goldsworthy racked up the most kicks, it was Gippsland Power pocket rocket Sunday Brisbane who dished out more handballs than anyone else – 14.
It was all Tasmania on the goal front, with two Devils snagging four majors in their side’s 106-point win over Bendigo. Georgia Clark and Shania Saward were the players in question, with Clarke’s eight scoring shots only outdone by teammate Bellah Parker, who registered nine (3.6).
In a true display of her strengths, Clark also topped the charts for marks this week. Along with Northern Knights over-ager Ella Smallacombe, the talented forward clunked nine grabs in what was a rather complete tall forward’s game. Also competing well aerially was Kalani Scoullar, who returned this week with 26 hitouts for GWV.
The 2006-born Bendigo prospect Lucia Painter was certainly kept busy in defence, and it showed on the stats sheet as she set a new record for rebound 50s, 16. At the other end of the ground, another gun under-ager in Lou-Lou Field shared top spot for inside 50s with Pia Staltari, as both players notched seven. Rounding out this weeks list is Field’s teammate Akima Manoah, who laid a whopping 14 tackles.
Check out the full list of Round 9, and season stat leaders below.
ROUND 9 STATS LEADERS:
Lilli Condon (GWV Rebels) – 31
Isabelle Khoury (Eastern Ranges) – 31
Zarlie Goldsworthy (Murray Bushrangers) – 25
Sunday Brisbane (Gippsland Power) – 14
Georgia Clark (Tasmania Devils) – 4
Shania Saward (Tasmania Devils) – 4
Georgia Clark (Tasmania Devils) – 9
Ella Smallacombe (Northern Knights) – 9
Akima Manoah (Western Jets) – 14
Lou-Lou Field (Western Jets) – 7
Pia Staltari (Sandringham Dragons) – 7
Lucia Painter (Bendigo Pioneers) – 16
Kalani Scoullar (GWV Rebels) – 26
SEASON 2022 STATS LEADERS:
Zarlie Goldsworthy* (Murray Bushrangers) – 211 total / 26.4 average
Zarlie Goldsworthy (Murray Bushrangers) – 169 / 21.1
Montana Ham (Western Jets) – 90 / 12.9
Mindy Quade* (Murray Bushrangers) – 12 / 1.9
Georgia Clark* (Tasmania Devils) – 37 / 4.6
Zarlie Goldsworthy* (Murray Bushrangers) – 37 / 4.6
Zarlie Goldsworthy* (Murray Bushrangers) – 78 / 9.8
Zarlie Goldsworthy (Murray Bushrangers) – 52 / 6.5
Georgia Foran (Sandringham Dragons) – 50 / 8.3
Krystal Russell (Western Jets) – 192 / 27.4
* – denotes new leader